in5 v3 Sneak Peek #2: Save Your Settings with Export Presets

Justin | design,extensions,HTML5,InDesign,software | Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Here’s another highly requested feature for in5 (InDesign to HTML5): the ability to save export settings and apply them to other InDesign documents.

And soon it will be a part of the latest version of in5. 🙂

The video below shows a sneak peek of Export Presets in action.

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in5 v3 Sneak Peak: Live Tables & Columns

Justin | extensions,HTML5,InDesign | Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Here’s a first look at the upcoming version of in5 (InDesign to HTML5).

This video below shows

  • The new in5 user interface
  • Live text support for advanced formatting features, such as
    • Tables
    • Columns
    • Split columns inside of text frames
    • Paragraphs that span multiple columns
    • Paragraph Shading (this is already supported, but it’s fun to show off)

Not only will these new features do a better job of exporting your complex InDesign text styling as live HTML, but they will also create some new possibles for responsive designs.

More about in5.

Full lipsyncing control with FrameSync now available for Adobe Animate CC

Justin | Animate/Flash,animation,extensions | Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

FrameSync lets you rapidly lip-sync your characters with an audio track.

The newest installer now works with Adobe Animate CC.

Feature recap

Modes to suit your style

Use keyframe numbers (shown below) or add labels to your frames (shown in the top image).

Audio Playback Navigation

No need to scrub the playhead to hear a single frame of audio, or move one frame back or forward. All of your lip-syncing can be completed from within the FrameSync panel. No jumping around the Flash interface!

Download

(compatible from Flash MX 2004 & up, including Adobe Animate CC 2015)

FrameSync.zip

Other Lip Sync Tools from Ajar Productions

  • SmartMouth – automatic lipsyncing (audio analysis) – pair this with FrameSync and you have the fastest lipsyncing workflow on the planet.
  • FrameScrub – an alternative to FrameSync.

A Swiss Army Knife Extension for Adobe Animate

Justin | Animate/Flash,design,extensions | Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Queasy Tools Panel v1.5.0Queasy (Quick and Easy) Tools takes a whole bunch of the most common actions that you make as a designer or an animator and groups them into a single panel.

More than that, Queasy tools lets you take multi-step actions with a single click.

Did I mention it’s free?

Get the latest installer to start using Queasy Tools with Adobe Animate CC.

Update: For the latest version of Adobe Animate, you may need this extension installer.

Lip Sync at the Speed of Sound with Adobe Animate & SmartMouth

Justin | Animate/Flash,animation,extensions | Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Lip syncing is one of the most tedious jobs in animation, because it means listening (and re-listening) to the audio on every frame and matching that sound to the right mouth shape.

The SmartMouth extension runs through your audio and automatically places your mouth shapes on the timeline.

SmartMouth thumbnail previews

Artwork by Paul Trani

Best of all, SmartMouth now works with the new Adobe Animate.

Get SmartMouth here.

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